Database of the Week – Daily Life America

Part of our series of posts on databases you might not know!

Daily Life America is a searchable, and ever-expanding website that spotlights the day-to-day lives of average Americans, past and present. A virtual library of thousands of diverse sources: award-winning reference works, primary documents, illustrations, maps. This is not a journal database but does provide full-text essays. Users can browse by subject, time period, region, or title, Also available is the Teacher Resources section featuring lesson plans and curriculum correlations.

This is an excellent resource for primary sources and history, as well as drama, literature, sociology, and education.

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